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Edna Phelps (nee O'Connor)
(12-02-1918 - 04-29-2018)

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 Edna C. Phelps (nee O’Connor), 99, passed away peacefully April 29, 2018.  She was born on December 2, 1918 in Ivesdale, IL. The daughter of James and Agnes (nee Welch) O’Connor. Edna was a long time resident of Elgin, IL., having graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Joseph Hospital in 1940. She was a nurse in the San Francisco area during WW2 and returned to Elgin after the war to work at St. Joseph Hospital as a pediatric nurse until her retirement in 1981. She was a devoted member of St. Mary’s parish, Elgin. Upon retirement, she and her husband Bob spent their winters in Fort Myers, FL.

Edna was the loving wife for 70 years of Robert C. Phelps who preceded her in death in 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mary L. Cowan and Ruth T. Gillilan, and brother Charles O’Connor.

Survivors include sons, Robert J. (Grace) Phelps of Huntley, IL. and Michael C. Phelps of DeKalb, IL.

She was the loving Grandmother of Cheryl (Michael) Bouhys, Deborah (Craig) Einhorn, Michael (Gena) Phelps, and Cynthia (Kenny Noesen) Phelps and Great Grandmother of Kody, Alex, Morgan, Dylan, Brennan and Dereck.

Funeral mass will be held Thursday May 3 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 400 Fulton St. Elgin with Rev. Christopher Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Wednesday May 2 from 4-7:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Thursday May 3 at the church from 9:15 A.M. until the time of mass.

In lieu flowers, memorials in her name may be given to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607   Mercyhome.org. For information call 847-741-8800 or lairdfmilyfuneralservices.com.

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